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Rebecca Mordechai

Rebecca Mordechai is a writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2018. She is a former English teacher with a master’s degree in English education from Brooklyn College. When she was a teacher, she enjoyed reading TFK as much as her students. Now, she loves writing about kids and adults who use their creativity to bring positive change to the world.

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IN THE ZONE Video games are a popular form of entertainment. But some people think kids spend too much time staring at screens.


Should Governments Regulate Screen Time?

March 3, 2022

In fall 2021, the United States Senate held a hearing about Facebook. Senators discussed whether the platform is harmful for younger users. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, suggested that national screen-time limits could protect kids. He referenced something that took…


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Space Training

February 8, 2022

In December, NASA announced its first class of new astronaut recruits in four years. The space agency chose 10 people from a group of more than 12,000 who applied for its program. The recruits reported to the Johnson Space Center,…



Olympic Update

January 21, 2022

Organizers of the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, China, say only “selected” spectators will be allowed to attend the Games. No tickets will be sold to the general public. The announcement was made on January 17. It’s the latest step…



KOTY Nominee: Meet Cash

January 19, 2022

Who will become Kid of the Year for 2021? The answer will be revealed on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. In the weeks leading up to the show, we’ve been introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…


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Monster Mission

January 11, 2022

Dracula returns for more thrills in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the fourth and final film in the series. This time, Dracula is about to hand Hotel Transylvania over to his daughter, Mavis, and his son-in-law, Johnny. But when he hears some…



A Disrupted Reopening

January 7, 2022

Last week, many kids in the United States returned to school after winter break. They did so just as COVID-19 cases were reaching record levels. School districts are scrambling to protect their students. The surge in COVID-19 infections has been…



KOTY Nominee: Meet Orion

January 6, 2022

Who will become Kid of the Year for 2021? The answer will be revealed on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. In the weeks leading up to the show, we’ll be introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…



Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year to address climate change. Officials had several goals. One…


Creature Care

November 3, 2021

In January, eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California, became the first great apes to test positive for COVID-19. “There was immediate concern,” Nadine Lamberski told TIME for Kids. She’s the chief conservation and wildlife health…


Documenting the Truth

October 14, 2021

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Ressa is from the Philippines. Muratov is from Russia. They were recognized for championing freedom of expression in countries where journalists have limited rights. Ressa…